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Tailing the Komets

Komets sign two

The Komets announced Wednesday that former Port Huron Icehawk forwards Derek Patrosso and Brandon Naurato have agreed to terms and will be in a Fort Wayne uniform when the puck drops on 2010-11.

Patrosso, 25, will be entering his third pro year after skating the last two campaigns with the Icehawks in Port Huron.  Last year the right winger ranked second in Port Huron scoring with a career high 70 points in 71 games netting 30 goals and passing 40 assists while earning 94 penalty minutes.  Patrosso was one of the leaders of the Icehawk's special teams posting 20 power play points (8g, 12a) and two short-handed goals while completing the season with a plus-16.

Naurato, 25, made his pro debut last season appearing in five ECHL games with Toledo before joining Port Huron.  The skater scored 25 goals, 46 points and 38 penalty minutes and topped the Icehawks with 11 power play goals.  Before turning pro, the Livonia, Michigan native was a member of the University of Michigan Wolverines in the NCAA for four years from 2005-2009.

Patrosso and Naurato skated all seven Port Huron playoff games against the Komets in the first round last year.  Naurato scored two goals and six points in his pro playoff debut while Patrosso registered two goals and three points in post-season play.

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Sat, 07/03/2010 - 11:27pm

Hit what you said echoed exactly my point so it wasn't too simple at all.

I was trying to point out some of the many reasons...other than David Franke "low balling" the players that would cause a player like Chaulk to move on. You can't field a competitive team if you mismanage the cap byoverpaying a few vets. Chaulk chose an easier schedule that allows him to pursue his other interests and probably more money over staying in Fort Wayne. I don't blame him at all. I also applaud David Franke for making a sound decision by not overpaying one guy just because of past performance.

What is the world coming to if you start agreeing with me? ;)

Sat, 07/03/2010 - 11:29pm

Forgive the Smurf analogy. I found a bunch of mine from my childhood today cleaning up in the basement lol.

Sun, 07/04/2010 - 1:27am

Well that's just smurfy. ;)

One could say that with the IHL's higher salary cap, the Komets had players on their roster who were talented enough that they deserved to be paid more than CHL players. After all, with so many guys wanting the highest pay possible, the Komets had their choice of who to sign.

Blueline Baby
Sun, 07/04/2010 - 9:05am

And you did answer my question, and then some....Papa Smurf....LOL. A 50% pay cut? Wow, however do you make it? My goodness....I can relate....I have not had a raise for 3 years, and before that, I was a full time student for 4 years after being laid off at my former job (a computer replaced me...I felt the love there).

Happy 4th of July to all....a huge thank you to all of the men and women who have made sacrifices so that I can express my opinions on this blog!!

Blake, come back!! We miss you....I'm sure more of us do than you think. There might not be much to report, but let us know you're alive, ok? LOL....

Sun, 07/04/2010 - 12:54pm

I wish Blake would have been the best man in my wedding.. I could get away with insulting people in cyberspace too..

I'd comment, but I live in fear of Suffleupugus.. Cats that name call from behind the safety of a monitor scare the ever living crap out of me..

Rush Limbaugh calls liberals names and tells everyone how out of touch with reality they are, yet can't see that he's just as extreme in the other direction.

Remind you of anyone who posts here?

Schrock wants to play in the big show, he's a young guy with a lot of talent. He wants to play in a development league where he can get callups, the Komets refused to go to that league. It's pretty simple, folks.

Sun, 07/04/2010 - 11:00pm

LOL thanks for the laugh!

Sun, 07/04/2010 - 11:03pm

Blueline it wasn't easy taking a self inflicted cut. Tough choices had to be made. But it came down to a choice of keeping my business afloat at a personal sacrifice or bailing out on it and trying to go to work for someone else. In the end I made the right choice.
Computers replacing people...yeah... I hear you. A buddy of mine working for the USPS lost his job because they brought in a couple of "APS" units and decided those could serve people better than he could.

Mon, 07/05/2010 - 12:46am

A 50% pay cut is tough, but I've seen much worse. Try no pay check. You'd be surprised how far you can stretch a can of condensed chicken noodle soup if you add enough water.

Mon, 07/05/2010 - 6:57am

Komets will announce 2 or 3 player signings this week or 7 to 10 days

Mon, 07/05/2010 - 9:03am

talent is found no matter what league you play in.

Mon, 07/05/2010 - 9:05am

I just woke up while on vacation. Have I missed anything? After reading all the above post I would say "Not a thing." Back to vacation. My son did ask his girlfriend to marry him last night. So I'll be gaining a daughter. Very Cool (with a "C) Back to the Kool-Aid and pills. Peace my blogging buddies.

Mon, 07/05/2010 - 9:37am

Wendy I hear that. Condensed soup, Meijer cardboard dollar pizzas and cheap burritos and as a rare treat boxed noodles and cheese.

Dennis enjoy the vacation. Nothing here worth spiking the blood pressure over.

Chuckitt, short, to the point and very correct.

Mon, 07/05/2010 - 5:14pm

Sad news from the hockey world http://www.comcast.net/articles/sports-general/20100705/Obit-Probert/

Blueline Baby
Mon, 07/05/2010 - 5:20pm

OMG, mightbite....wasn't he here playing in the Legends game a couple seasons ago? Wow, that's awful. Even though I despise the Redwings, talent is talent....to rip off chuckitt's post from above! What a shame.

Mon, 07/05/2010 - 5:28pm

No,BLB He was not here, but sure wish he would of been. I do think he was the toughest fighter to ever play the game.One of my all-time favorites.Also could put the puck in the net.

Mon, 07/05/2010 - 8:42pm

i doubt if we will ever see someone like probert again. one of the last old time hockey players. rip.

Tue, 07/06/2010 - 6:32pm

Agree Chuck.